Three days after sitting next to Jabari Parker at the No. 2 overall draft pick’s introductory press conference, Larry Drew is no longer the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
According to FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks have completed a deal with the Brooklyn Nets to make Jason Kidd their next head coach.
Milwaukee will send a 2015 and 2019 second round-picks to Brooklyn in exchange for Kidd, according to multiple reports.
In just one season as head coach in Brooklyn, Kidd went 44-38 and led the Nets to the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Brooklyn beat Toronto in the first round of the playoffs before falling to Miami in the conference semifinals.
Kidd reportedly tried to gain control of the basketball operations side of things in Brooklyn which led to his falling out of favor with Nets ownership. Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry is a former part owner of the Nets and has served as a financial advisor to Kidd.
The No. 2 overall pick in the 1994 NBA Draft, Kidd averaged 12.6 points and 8.7 assists per game over 19 years in the NBA with Dallas, Phoenix, New Jersey and New York. Kidd was the NBA’s Co-Rookie of the Year following the 1994-95 season, a 10-time All-Star and won an NBA championship with Dallas in 2011.
Kidd was named the head coach of the Nets in June of 2013, becoming just the third person since the ABA-NBA merger to become a head coach immediately following a playing career.
Despite going 15-67 in his first season as coach of the Bucks, Drew was expected to return to coach the team for the 2014-15 season. The 56-year-old kept the Bucks together despite the losses piling up and was well-respected by the majority of the players in the locker room.